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Success Stories:
#IAm…a professional Chef

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Why did you choose Barnfield?

“I chose Barnfield because I wanted to take up Catering and it was the nearest to where I lived with professional kitchens.”

Why did you choose your particular course?

“I chose catering because I really enjoyed cooking at home. I studied Catering at school as a GCSE and really enjoyed that too.”

What do you remember most about your time here?

“When I went to Barnfield College I remember how helpful the Teachers were. The most important thing is they were really patient; I was rubbish at concentrating in theory lessons but I found the Teachers helpful.”

Louisa Ellis delivering Barnfield College catering masterclass
Sat Bains Restaurant

What are you doing now?

“Recently, I have landed myself a job at Sat Bains restaurant in Nottingham. It’s a 2 star restaurant serving modern British dishes and tasting menus plus workshops, Chef’s table and rooms.

“I went to Sat Bains early this year and completed a week ‘stage’ which resulted in a job offer. I really enjoyed the whole experience and can see myself developing into a great Chef. Within one week I learnt so much; it seems that they care about the staff almost like a family and that’s somewhere I would like to work.”

Louisa Ellis close up

“Keep doing what you love and push yourself to your maximum. Take risks in life and you will go far.”

Louisa Ellis, Chef de partie and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist
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How useful was your course in helping you secure your current position?

“The college prepared me for full time work. I had the chance to experience front of house also, I think this is very important for any Chef to learn. “

What skills did you learn at Barnfield College?

“Whilst at Barnfield I learnt many of the basic skills required as a Chef, from knife skills to making soup to puff pastry.”

Louisa Ellis with her former tutors
Louisa Ellis delivering Barnfield College catering masterclass

Which of your achievements are you most proud of?

“The achievement I am most proud of today would be getting to the final three in MasterChef: The Professionals 2017. It was such a wonderful experience and has built my confidence a lot! It has opened up so many great opportunities for me.”

Any other comments?

“Some great advice to young chefs would be to keep doing what you love and push yourself to your maximum. Take risks in life and you will go far.”

How would you sum up your experience in three words?

“Fun; Creative; Technical.”

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